Inorganic Functional Materials

Dr.-Ing. Christine Kirchhof


Kaiserstraße 2, R. A-207
Phone: +49 431 880-6208
Telefax: +49 431 880-6203



MEMS magnetoelectric sensor fabrication

Christine Kirchhof received her Dr.-Ing. in material science and engineering for her work on “Resonating magnetoelectric sensors for the detection of low frequency magnetic fields” in 2017. As a member of the CRC1261 ( her research focus is the design and fabrication of magnetoelectric sensors. By establishing and running a cross-institutional process technology platform in the Kieler Nanolab, incorporating new concepts and processes to the newest state of research she supports the PhD students in their research.



  • Benjamin Spetzler, Christine Kirchhof, Jens Reermann, Phillip Durdaut, Michael Höft, Gerhard Schmidt, Eckhard Quandt, and Franz Faupel, Influence of the quality factor on the signal to noise ratio of magnetoelectric sensors based on the delta-E effect, Appl. Phys. Lett. 114, 183504 (2019);
  • Benjamin Spetzler, Christine Kirchhof, Eckhard Quandt, Jeffrey McCord, and Franz Faupel, Magnetic Sensitivity of Bending-Mode Delta-E-Effect Sensors, Phys. Rev. Applied 12, 064036 (2019)
  • Friedrich, R.-M., Zabel, S., Galka, A., Lukat, N., Wagner, J.-M., Kirchhof, C., Quandt, E., McCord, J., Selhuber-Unkel, C., Siniatchkin, M. & Faupel, F. Magnetic particle mapping using magnetoelectric sensors as an imaging modality. Sci. Rep. 9, 2086 (2019).
  • Durdaut, P., Penner, V., Kirchhof, C., Quandt, E., Knochel, R. & Hoft, M. Noise of a JFET Charge Amplifier for Piezoelectric Sensors. IEEE Sens. J. 17, 7364–7371 (2017).
  • Röbisch, V., Salzer, S., Urs, N. O., Reermann, J., Yarar, E., Piorra, A., Kirchhof, C., Lage, E., Höft, M., Schmidt, G. U., Knöchel, R., McCord, J., Quandt, E. & Meyners, D. Pushing the detection limit of thin film magnetoelectric heterostructures. J. Mater. Res. 32, 1009–1019 (2017).
  • Durdaut, P., Reermann, J., Zabel, S., Kirchhof, C., Quandt, E., Faupel, F., Schmidt, G., Knochel, R. & Hoft, M. Modeling and Analysis of Noise Sources for Thin-Film Magnetoelectric Sensors Based on the Delta-E Effect. IEEE Trans. Instrum. Meas. 66, 2771–2779 (2017).
  • Hrkac, S. B., Koops, C. T., Abes, M., Krywka, C., Müller, M., Burghammer, M., Sztucki, M., Dane, T., Kaps, S., Mishra, Y. K., Adelung, R., Schmalz, J., Gerken, M., Lage, E., Kirchhof, C., Quandt, E., Magnussen, O. M. & Murphy, B. M. Tunable Strain in Magnetoelectric ZnO Microrod Composite Interfaces. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 9, 25571–25577 (2017).
  • Zabel, S., Reermann, J., Fichtner, S., Kirchhof, C., Quandt, E., Wagner, B., Schmidt, G. & Faupel, F. Multimode delta-E effect magnetic field sensors with adapted electrodes. Appl. Phys. Lett. 108, 222401 (2016).
  • Gröttrup, J., Kaps, S., Carstensen, J., Smazna, D., Mishra, Y. K., Piorra, A., Kirchhof, C., Quandt, E. & Adelung, R. Piezotronic-based magnetoelectric sensor: Fabrication and response. Phys. status solidi 213, 2208–2215 (2016).
  • Zabel, S., Kirchhof, C., Yarar, E., Meyners, D., Quandt, E. & Faupel, F. Phase modulated magnetoelectric delta-E effect sensor for sub-nano tesla magnetic fields. Appl. Phys. Lett. 107, 152402 (2015).
  • Marauska, S., Jahns, R., Kirchhof, C., Claus, M., Quandt, E., Knöchel, R. & Wagner, B. Highly sensitive wafer-level packaged MEMS magnetic field sensor based on magnetoelectric composites. Sensors Actuators A Phys. 189, 321–327 (2013).
  • von Hofe, T., Onur Urs, N., Mozooni, B., Jansen, T., Kirchhof, C., Bürgler, D. E., Quandt, E. & McCord, J. Dual wavelength magneto-optical imaging of magnetic thin films. Appl. Phys. Lett. 103, 142410 (2013).
  • Kirchhof, C., Krantz, M., Teliban, I., Jahns, R., Marauska, S., Wagner, B., Knöchel, R., Gerken, M., Meyners, D. & Quandt, E. Giant magnetoelectric effect in vacuum. Appl. Phys. Lett. 102, 232905 (2013).
  • Jahns, R., Piorra, A., Lage, E., Kirchhof, C., Meyners, D., Gugat, J. L., Krantz, M., Gerken, M., Knöchel, R. & Quandt, E. Giant Magnetoelectric Effect in Thin-Film Composites. J. Am. Ceram. Soc. (2013). doi:10.1111/jace.12400
  • Lage, E., Kirchhof, C., Hrkac, V., Kienle, L., Jahns, R., Knöchel, R., Quandt, E. & Meyners, D. Exchange biasing of magnetoelectric composites. Nat. Mater. 11, 523–9 (2012).